Re: Regurgitating Sun Conure
Posted by Debbie on 8/02/07
It seems to me that it could be either, so that it couldn't hurt to call
the vet and ask.
On 8/02/07, Glynis wrote:
> I just recently purchased a Dusky conure. He is only 3 months old,
> and recently he has had a bit of a cold. Sneezing, weezing,nasal
> discharge and a little bit of runny droppings. I took him to the vet
> and we got some antibiotics for him. We also switched his food to an
> all organic. This past week, i have noticed him regurgitating. He
> doesn't let it out of his mouth however, he just swallows it again.
> This only seems to happen when he is being held by me or my boyfriend,
> and when he seems to be excited. Is this normal behaviour or should i
> be worried?
> Thanks and sorry to hear about your birds Theresa, hope they are
> On 5/18/07, Debbie wrote:
>> I'm so sorry to hear about your conure and the other birds. I had
>> read that there was a difference between regurgitating and vomiting,
>> and it sounds like your bird must have been vomiting. I guess it's
>> always good advice to get medical help. My conure hasn't been
>> any weight, though - When he reguritates on me, he usually eats most
>> of it back up. It's quite yuckky, but it is consistent with all of
>> his other behavior showing that he loves me. He is very jealous if
>> pay a lot of attention to other members of our family, especially my
>> husband. Based on what Lora and Connie had said, when he starts the
>> head bobbing in anticipation of regurgitating, I tell him "no food"
>> or "I don't want any food." He usually stops when I say that -
>> although he often starts again a minute or two later unless I put
>> down. We'll keep watching him for any signs of illness and in the
>> meantime keep telling him not to give us food.
>> Best of luck, and thank you Teresa, Connie and Lora.